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Southern Arkansas University Tech 's Workforce Training Department provides credit and non-credit specialized training courses for business and industries upon request. The College partners with business and industries in its service area through a Workforce Training Board. The Board has a wide membership of businesses and industries and has voting positions filled by industry leaders.

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SAU Tech Workforce Board: Christopher Clark, Lockheed Martin; Christopher Olive, Aerojet Rocketdyne; Erik Perrin, General Dynamics; Christopher Morton, Georgia Pacific; Charles King, Armtec Defense.


Production Operator/Assembler

SAU Tech's Workforce Training Division is a participant in the Arkansas Future Fit program. Students can take the Production Operator/Assembler class for free coming soon. Check back for training dates.

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Group of students awarded at first Future Fit graduation ceremony.

SAU Tech Workforce Partners

  • Highland Industrial Park
  • Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control
  • Aerojet Rocketdyne
  • Pro MED
  • Riceland Rice
  • Georgia Pacific
  • Tim Jordan Construction
  • Armtec Defense Technologies
  • General Dynamics
  • CMC Steel
  • El Dorado Packing
  • Clean Harbors
  • Highland Machine Tool & Die
  • Spectra Technologies
  • National Technical Systems
  • Raytheon Missile Systems
  • B&M Painting

General and customized courses and training can be specifically customized for a company's unique needs at a cost that is fair and reasonable by utilizing training grants. Our programs are available to meet the growing need of the workforce. Workforce staff is available to provide free initial consultation upon request to determine need, scope, and location of all training services. We can provide you qualified, professional trainers with business and industrial experience to meet your training needs.

Funding Assistance
for training services is available at a cost that is fair and reasonable utilizing training grants. Local proposals for funding can be developed and coordinated for eligible industries.

Continuing Education Units (CEU’s)
are available for qualified training programs and are issued promptly to individual participants. Records of participation, class content, date and location, are kept for documentation and evaluation purposes.

SAU Tech Degree Programs are available for anyone seeking to earn a college degree that enhances career options or transfers to a four-year college. See Industrial Sciences and Technology Degrees.

Credit for Prior Learning
can be earned from non-credit workforce training and job experience and applied to degree programs at SAU Tech for students may have gained knowledge through work history, life experiences, certifications, or training. SAU Tech offers several methods to help students obtain up to 30 college credit hours (half of a degree) by converting that knowledge into college credit and applying it to a degree. Read more about Credit for Prior Learning.

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